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Happy weekend, Orange County! As usual, there is a variety of activities just waiting for you this weekend. Attend the OC Home & Garden Show, get outside for a beach clean-up, find out who will win the U.S. Barista Championship, and more.

All Weekend:

  • The OC Home & Garden Show is this weekend 2/21-2/23 at the OC Fair & Event Center in Costa Mesa. Browse everything from bathrooms to gardens, attend a workshop, and get inspired. Tickets required, but free with pre-registration. 
  • Calling all caffeine addicts! The U.S. Coffee Championships are this weekend in Costa Mesa at the OC Fair & Event Center. Competitors will go head to head in the U.S. Barista Championship and U.S. Brewer’s Cup. Spectators free Friday, $5 tickets required Saturday & Sunday. 
  • Both Saturday and Sunday have several different Farmers Markets to choose from all over OC! Check out a full list of Orange County weekend Farmers Markets.


  • The Pacific Symphony’s annual Lantern Festival is Saturday 2/22 at the Renee and Henry Segerstrom Concert Hall in Costa Mesa. Experience live performances, food, lantern decorating, and more. Free admission, $5 craft fee. Tickets required. 
  • Feast on a delicious Mardi Gras Brunch at Ralph Brennan’s Jazz Kitchen in Downtown Disney on Saturday 2/22 at noon. Tickets include a full brunch buffet, coffee, tea, and sodas with a cash bar available. 
  • Roll up your sleeves and fight the good fight at the War on Trash beach cleanup at Huntington State Beach on Saturday 2/22 from 8 am to 11 am. Free to attend, though charity donations accepted. 
  • The annual Winter Bar Crawl for a Cause is this Saturday 2/22 1 – 6:30 pm in Newport Beach with a rad 80s ski apparel theme! Sip adult libations, play some games, win a prize, and have a great time all while raising money to support the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation OC chapter. Tickets required; ages 21+. 
  • The Harlem Globetrotters will be at the Honda Center in Anaheim on Saturday 2/22. Tickets required. 


  • The Kids Mardi Gras party is Sunday 2/23 at the Phoenix Club in Anaheim from 1-4 pm. Guests are encouraged to come in costume for a chance to win a prize! Free family event. 
  • Have a smashing time at Monster Jam in Anaheim, Sunday 2/23 2:30 pm at Angel Stadium.